Nine Circles ov… Maryland Deathfest XIII (2015)

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Well, we made everyone. Or at least… everyone that will also be participating in Maryland Deathfest 2016 festivities. It’s Tuesday, which means I leave for The Land of Nothing and The Wire tomorrow night. And to follow up last week’s recap of MDF 2014, I will now take this opportunity to remind myself and everyone else how amazing MDF 2015 was. Because, without a doubt, it was my best experience at MDF to date.  Continue reading

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 28

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It’s the final episode of 2015! Co-host emeritus Kevin Davis joins and the guys each break down their top five albums of the year — including stuff from Tribulation, Dead to a Dying WorldArcturus and more!

All that and…really, not all that much more in Episode 28, but check it out anyway. ‘Cause hey–after this, we’re off ’til 2016!

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Keep it heavy,
Dan

Album Review: Arcturus – “Arcturian”

arcturus arcturian album cover It’s always a bit of a drag when you come across a “but” album. You know—the kind of album that’s completely enjoyable, except for one quality that drags your final impression down a bit. (Or, on the opposite side of the coin, the kind that you’re totally ready to rip to shreds, but for one awesome track that redeems it slightly.) Don’t worry, Arcturus fans: Arcturian, the avant-garde collective’s first full-length in ten years, falls pretty securely in the former category. It’s a mostly solid comeback, but one whose shoddy production ends up betraying some truly terrific compositions.

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The Nine Circles Podcast: MDF 2015 Minisode III (May 24, 2015)

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Welcome to our third Maryland Deathfest 2015 minisode!

Day 3 is in the books, and now it’s time for our recap! Our busy Saturday at the Edison Lot included sets from Serpentine Path, Twilight of the Gods, Einherjer, Triptykon, Arcturus, Razor and more, as well as a great meet-up with our friends at the Metal Heads Podcast. So give it a listen and see how everything went down!

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The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 1 (May 15, 2015)

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Get ready, kids–it’s time for Episode 1 of the Nine Circles Podcast!

Dan and Corey return for their first episode under the brand new moniker! And to kick things off, they look back at two-and-a-half weeks’ worth of headlines, new releases, and other nonsense that happened during their hiatus–including news from GWAR and Blind Guardian, and new releases from Tribulation, Ølten and more. Plus, extended rants about Five Finger Death Punch and the NFL! The Nine Circles Podcast starts off with a bang RIGHT HERE:

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